Jill Stein: Trump, Clinton Choice Like Death by ‘Gunshot’ or ‘Strangulation’
The Green Party’s Jill Stein said on Monday that choosing between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is like choosing between death by a “gunshot” or “strangulation.”
“To me one is death by gunshot wound and the other one is death by strangulation,” Stein said in aninterview for Politico’s “Off Message” podcast.
The Hill reports:
The Green Party nominee often slams both Clinton and Trump in an attempt to cast herself as an alternative to the two major party’s nominees.
Stein said during the podcast she thinks Trump has many “problems,” noting the GOP nominee appears to often change his mind.
“The guy has a lot of problems — physical, mental, emotional, cognitive,” Stein said of Trump.
“It’s hard to, you know, to think too hard about anything Donald Trump says because he will change his mind in the next hour, if not the next day, or whatever,” she added.
“Today, suddenly, after five years, he became convinced that it’s not an issue. Yesterday it was an issue. It will probably become an issue again for him. You know, the guy may have a memory problem. Who knows what it is? But he’s incapable of having a consistent thought or policy.”
But Stein also warned that Clinton, the Democratic nominee, has the potential to do even more damage than her Republican counterpart.
“Donald Trump, I think, will have a lot of trouble moving things through Congress,” Stein said.
“Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, won’t. … Hillary has the potential to do a whole lot more damage, get us into more wars, faster to pass her fracking disastrous climate program, much more easily than Donald Trump could do his.”
Stein is currently polling at 3.1 percent, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. Along with Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, she was not invited to take part in the first presidential debate later this month because she did not reach the 15 percent threshold for participation established by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
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